The Friends’ Fellowship

Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes Fund

“During my time here at Friends’, I have achieved more than I could have possibly hoped for. What I regard as my highest achievement is the lifelong friendships I have made; the impact I had on the school and surviving the IB. I achieved this by being the best person that I could be. That is what I am proud of, becoming a kind person, whose values lie with those of the school, and the amazing people within it.”

– Kyle Fitzpatrick, 2016 (Mather Trust recipient)

Every child deserves the opportunity to fulfil their personal potential. Together as a community, we can offer that opportunity to a deserving student – whose family is without the financial means – and have a profound and long-term impact on a young person’s life through access to a Friends’ education.

Entry level for this Fellowship will depend on the level of philanthropic gifts received and this will be announced once the Annual Giving campaign concludes in July 2018. It is envisaged it is likely to be open to Clemes and possibly High School students, depending on funds raised.

Information for Applicants

Application Criteria

Students would not have to sit an examination to qualify for admissions to The Friends’ School.  However, students would have to demonstrate a high degree of “Academic Commitment” to the selection panel.  Academic commitment could be demonstrated through consistent school records with accompanying comments from teachers that the student is completing all of the required work to his or her ability.

  • Students would be expected to produce some work they completed at school that they feel is a good demonstration of their abilities.
  • Students would need to complete an A4 one-page statement or a video via their phone focusing on how they have contributed to their current community and how they see that contribution continuing in the future.
  • Students would need to submit a document that demonstrates their involvement in co-curricular activities at their current school and why they want to come to Friends’.
  • Students would need to have a letter of recommendation from a current or recent past teacher who would address what type of student and person the applicant is.
  • Students would need to be interviewed by the relevant Head of School and Principal.
  • Applicant families would need to complete the Fees Assistance Forms provided by The Friends’ School.

For further enquiries please contact Jen Scharkie, Enrolments Manager on +613 6210 2224 or via email.

Thank you for giving,

your gift will have an amazing impact on Friends’ students.

Friends’ Together 2018 – brochure, website and data management by the Friends’ Community Engagement and Information Services teams.

Video production generously donated by Friends’ Old Scholar George Underwood.